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Sonny's BBQ

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7820 Lyles Ln, Concord, NC 28027
(704) 979-0073
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Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a great lunch at Sonny's ! The salad bar was stocked with great items... the BBQ was one of the best ever... just a nice family atmosphere !

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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On Thursday July 7 I went to sonny's BBQ. It was delicious, it was cooked perfect, Great food and great for the family, it's a must. I really enjoyed it.

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Thank Walter B
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, Walter B. Thanks for your great feedback and we hope to see you again soon for another visit! More 

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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The BBQ was delicious and the price was good for my budget on vacation. The location was great! Walking distance from Great Wolf Lodge for those on group trips.

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Thank Cynthia G
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're glad to hear it, Cynthia G.! Thanks for your great feedback. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Huntersville, North Carolina
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is a regular stop when we're over in that area. Go with family and friends on a regular basis. Ribs, pork and chicken BBQ are all great.

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Thank JGM818
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback, JGM818. We appreciate hearin' from you and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Maryville, Tennessee, United States
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183 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We love to visit Sonny's when we are out of town, as we do not have these back home anymore. We found this location to be very good, great service and a nice fresh salad bar. Our food was served quickly and accurately and everything was just as tasty as we always have known Sonny's to be. Satisfied customers!

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Thank Laura A
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're glad to hear it, Laura A.! Thanks for the great feedback and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Nathalie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I've eaten here numerous times. The food is always good and the selection is great. The staff is always freindly and helpful. The food is delicous here,did I say that already?

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SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, 24gregoryd! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon for another visit. More 

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

This place has a great salad bar. It's very clean with lots of options. There are multiple bbq sauces to accompany your choice of meat. The staff is always friendly & the restaurant is very clean. Highly recommend this in Concord.

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Thank Jtaylorg
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the great recommendation, Jtaylorg! We appreciate you stoppin' by and we hope to see you again soon for another visit. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Every time we go to Carolina (Carolina Blue Carolina) my wife asks for BBQ. So while in Charlotte, we decided to stop here. The food was good. The staff was extremely polite and timely. Go. Enjoy.

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Thank Anthony M
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the time to write us a review, Anthony M.! We appreciate you stoppin' by and we're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. See you again soon! More 

charlotte, nc
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153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Until today...I have not eaten at Sonny's in close to 10 years (last time I ate there food was dry and tasteless). Needed a quick lunch and the drive thru lines at the other nearby restaurants were too long. Ordered the brisket sandwich combo and while brisket was good (definitely not great)...meat was moist and tender. Much better than meal... More 

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Thank carolinasunshine13
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for givin' us another shot, carolinasunshine13! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Oak Ridge, North Carolina
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186 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

I make it a point to eat at Sonny's whenever I get near one, as I grew up on Sonny's BBQ. So when my husband and I were in town overnight of course we had to visit not once, but twice. Both times service and food were excellent. The second time our server was Jasmine, and she was just phenomenal.... More 

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SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're glad to hear Jasmine took such great care of you, gingerflowers! Thanks for takin' the time to write us a review and we're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7820 Lyles Ln, Concord, NC 28027
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Concord
  • Phone Number: (704) 979-0073
Description
In 1968, we were just a local BBQ joint in Gainesville, Florida. Today, we're still a local BBQ joint. We just happen to be in a few more locations. But we still do things the same way Floyd "Sonny" Tillman and his wife, Lucille, did back then. We still slow-smoke over oak for up to 12 hours at a time. We still serve generous portions. And we still believe people should be able to go out to eat and feel right at home.

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